Inside | Real news, curated by real humans
Inside Venture Capital

Inside Venture Capital (Jan 11th, 2018)

--VC Reads--

-- Biology, the New (Old) Technical Debt… and What That Means for Healthcare Innovation: Chemist and VC with Andreessen Horowitz Vijay Pande discusses the leftover ‘code’ in medical treatment.

-- Why This Venture Capitalist Wants Crypto to Disrupt His Business: Fortune interviews Venrock partner and co-founder of Apple Music Group David Pakman.

-- Tech Backlash Grows as Investors Press Apple to Act on Children’s Use: The New York Times reports.

  • Email gray
  • Permalink gray

--Fintech--

-- Black Fish (Nanjing, China), platform for consumer loans, investment, and wealth management: $145M A from Lightspeed, Gobi, Morningside, JAFCO, Fullcent, Zhang Tao.

-- YieldStreet (New York, NY), alternative investment platform: $113M A & Debt from Greycroft, Raine, Saturn, Expansion, FJ Labs, et al. Co-founder and CEO Milind Mehere also founded Yodle, which was bought by Web.md for $342M.

-- NiYO (Bengaluru, India), fintech solutions for salaried employees: $13.2M A led by Social Capital, JS Capital, Horizons Ventures, participation from Prime Venture.

-- Petal (New York, NY), credit scoring based on entire financial record: $13M A led by Valar Ventures, participation from Third Prime, RiverPark, The Social Entrepreneurs’ Fund, Brooklyn Bridge, Afore, Rosecliff, Great Oaks, New Ground, Abstract, Ride, Story, The Gramercy Fund.

--Enterprise--

-- DTT (Las Vegas, NV), digital video surveillance for the hospitality and specialty retail: $80M Debt from Administrative Agent, Capital One, CapitalSource.

-- Mod Pizza (Seattle, WA), fast casual pizza chain: $73M from PWP, Fidelity, et al.

-- Igloo (Kitchener, Canada), varied digital workplace solutions including communication, collaboration, etc.: $47M from Frontier Capital.

-- Red Points (Barcelona, Spain), IP infractions detection and removal service: $12M B led by Northzone, participation from Mangrove, Sabadell.

-- Shelfbucks (Austin, TX), in-store merchandising supply chain optimization platform: $9M B from undisclosed sources.

-- 4Front, medical marijuana licensing services: $6M Convertible Note from undisclosed sources.

--Edtech--

-- Zhangment (China), online turing platform: $120M D led by Warbug Pincus, Genesis Capital.

-- Area9 Lyceum (Chestnut Hill, MA), personalized learning modules for students and professionals: $30M from Danish Growth Fund.

--Biotech/Health--

-- Indivumed (Hamburg, Germany), tumour data and biobank: $50M Loan from EIB.

-- Vitruvias (Auburn, PA), sterile injectables: $11.5M A led by JW Asset Management, Perceptive Advisors.

-- TAI Diagnostics (Milwaukee, WI), organ health diagnostics tests: $10M A from undisclosed sources.

-- ClearLine MD (Woburn, MA), medical device aimed at reducing iatrogenic air burden: $5.5M from Rosse Enterprises, the family office of Tom Rosse.

-- Sync-Think (Palo Alto, CA), VR-based eye-tracking technology products for brain function evaluations: $3.5M A-1 led by Quadrant Management.

--Insurtech--

-- Ladder (Palo Alto, CA), on-demand online insurance platform: $30M B led by RRE Ventures, participation from Thomvest, Canaan, Lightspeed, Nyca.

--Adtech/Martech--

-- Skyword (Boston, MA), content marketing software and services platform: $25M from Rho Acceleration.

--Cleantech--

-- ORB Energy (India), financing facilities for SMEs' solar paneling: $15M Equity & Debt from FMO, OPIC.

-- FoodMaven (Colorado Springs, CO), platform to resell otherwise wasted food: $8.6M A led by Walton family, participation from Rajesh Atluru, Robert Finzi, Chris Scoggins, Eric Roza, Jon-Erik Borgen of FirstTracks Ventures, Tom Ahlborg, et al.

--Industrial--

-- Surestar (Beijing, China), LiDAR development: $15M A+ led by China VC, participation from StarVC.

-- SkySpecs (Ann Arbor, MI), robotics-based infrastructure inspection services: $8M B led by Statkraft Ventures, participation from UL, Capital Midwest, Venture Investors, Huron River, et al.

--Consumer Internet--

-- Reviver Auto (Foster City, CA), digital license plate that automates DWM renewal process: $11.1M led by ACK Group, participation from WRV, et al.

-- Sagoon (Washington, DC), platform aiming to allow users to monetize socializing: $4.8M A+ & other from undisclosed sources.

-- CloudLex (New York, NY), personal injury law platform: $4M led by Aligned Partners, participation from Axis Capital.

-- Sheprd (Newton, MA), on-demand school bus service: $1M from InMontion Ventures.

--Cybersecurity--

-- Arctic Wolf Networks (Sunnyvale, CA), SOC-as-a-Service: $16M led by Sonae Investment Management, participation from Lightspeed, Redpoint, Knollwood Investment.

--Real Estate--

-- Rex Real Estate Exchange (Woodland Hills, CA), digital home sale platform: $15M B from Scott McNealy, Dick Schulze, Gordon Segal, Amit Singhal, et al.

--Dev--

-- Bugsnag (San Francisco, CA), coding bug-search platform: $9M B led by GV, participation from Matrix, Benchmark.

-- StackShare (San Francisco, CA), software discovery platform for developers: $5.2M A led by e.ventures/ Cervin, et al.

  • Email gray
  • Permalink gray
--Goldilocks-- Polis leverages data to improve door-to-door canvassing for both the non- and for-profit sectors, and raised a $1.3M
Content for premium users only

--Funding Breakdown--

--Fintech--

4 Deals: $284,200,000

--Enterprise--

6 Deals: $227,000,000

--Edtech--

2 Deals: $150,000,000

--Biotech/Health--

5 Deals: $80,500,000

--Insurtech--

1 Deal: $30,000,000

--Adtech/Martech--

1 Deal: $25,000,000

--Cleantech--

2 Deals: $23,900,000

--Industrial--

2 Deals: $23,000,000

--Consumer Internet--

4 Deals: $16,000,000

--Cybersecurity--

1 Deal: $16,000,000

--Real Estate--

1 Deal: $15,000,000

--Dev--

2 Deals: $14,200,000

  • Email gray
  • Permalink gray

How likely are you to recommend Inside VC to a friend or colleague?           

Subscribe to Inside Venture Capital

MORE NEWSLETTERS

Rob May's roundup of stories and commentary on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Neurotechnology

Inside AI

Rob May's roundup of stories and commentary on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Neurotechnology

WEEKLY
Rob May's roundup of stories and commentary on Artificial Intelligence, Robotics, and Neurotechnology

Inside AI

WEEKLY

SUBSCRIBED!

Share via

Everything you need to know about the resurgence of the spoken word

Inside Podcasting

Everything you need to know about the resurgence of the spoken word

TWICE WEEKLY
Everything you need to know about the resurgence of the spoken word

Inside Podcasting

TWICE WEEKLY

SUBSCRIBED!

Share via

Fascinating, curious and amazing journalism, all in one link.

ReadThisThing

Fascinating, curious and amazing journalism, all in one link.

DAILY
Fascinating, curious and amazing journalism, all in one link.

ReadThisThing

DAILY

SUBSCRIBED!

Share via

The present and future of virtual/augmented reality news and technology

Inside VR & AR

The present and future of virtual/augmented reality news and technology

DAILY
The present and future of virtual/augmented reality news and technology

Inside VR & AR

DAILY

SUBSCRIBED!

Share via